Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
POTTSTOWN, PA – After four months of detours, North Hanover Street is open to traffic.
Workers removed barricades, and the road was opened Friday afternoon after the completion of a complicated sewer project.
Public Works Director Doug Yerger said the project, which was supposed to be completed in late June, went over-budget and beyond its schedule because of weather and “unforeseen conditions” underground.
Specifically, the project replaced a sewer main which had to be buried beneath an underground stream which runs beneath that section of Hanover Street between Jefferson Avenue and Fourth Street.
POTTSTOWN, PA — Even before Steven Mitchell was found dead in his car on Jefferson Avenue Thursday night, borough residents were beginning to express concerns about the mini crime wave that has hit Pottstown.
“Pottstown is becoming another Chester, PA,” North Hanover Street resident Dianne Krumm told borough council at its Wednesday night work session.
Since May 30, Pottstown has seen shooting incidents near Brian’s Cafe, a car wash at Wilson and Spruce streets and a man shot in the elbow on Lincoln Avenue, not to mention the attempted robbery of the Wells-Fargo Bank on East High Street.
“I was laying in my bed and I swear I could hear the bullets,” Krumm said. “I want something done about crime.”
Editor’s note: This crap is WAY out of hand and there are two more months of hot weather left. Turn this guy in if you know who he is! Somebody could have easily been killed. As for the male in custody…beating up a young girl! Your mother must be so proud.
POTTSTOWN — Police have charged two men in related incidents, including shots fired at a vehicle.
According to police, a fight planned between two juvenile girls happened near the Ricketts Center at 672 Beech St. at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday.
When the large group was chased from Beech Street, police said they moved to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and North Warren Street.
The crowd of 40 to 50 people watching the fight included adults and children, police said.
Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
POTTSTOWN, PA — Residents in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue may have been woken up by the sounds of police sirens and K-9 units early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop resulted in a foot chase.
Rickey Walker, 56, of Pottstown was the passenger in a tan Buick LaSabre that was stopped at 2:44 a.m. when borough police noticed the car had a broken taillight.
According to police, there were a large number of air fresheners in the car, which police said can be a common way to mask the odor of drugs.
Walker refused to give his name to police and ran east on Lincoln Avenue toward North Franklin Street while being pursued by officer Unruh and officer Sheehan from the borough police department, police said.
Editor’s note: Congratulations to the Brunish family for their achievement!
POTTSTOWN — There aren’t a lot of businesses — large or small — that can say that they’ve been in operation for 75 years. Even fewer can say that four generations of family members have kept the operation growing. An even smaller number can say that their little corner grocery store is known around the world.
One store in Pottstown can say all that and does so with pride: Brunish’s.
Located at 577 Lincoln Ave., Burnish’s began operating on Feb. 13, 1937, and soon will celebrate 75 years in business. The original store was located at 569 Lincoln Ave., but two years later, in 1939, it moved to its current location, which Brunish’s has called “home” ever since.